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mawers autumn reads 2019

Mawer's autumn reads 2019

We thought we’d channel some of that “back to school” enthusiasm and provide a few recommended reads. (Why should kids have all the fun?!) Each selection was hand-picked from our Research team. Happy reading everyone!

September 11, 2019 3 Mins
Not boring finds for august 2019

(Not) boring finds for August 2019

On the docket this August is another memo from Howard Marks; a guide on the recent yield curve inversion; Jim O’Shaughnessy on the challenges but potential upsides of active investing; and the reminder that investors have more of a time...

August 28, 2019 2 Mins
Story telling is for bedtime

Storytelling is for bedtime: How we produce evidence-based research

We believe that clear communication of ideas and analysis contributes to sound decision-making.

August 14, 2019 5 Mins
Not boring finds for July 2019

(Not) boring finds for July 2019

Piquing our interest this month: why companies seem to be undervalued in Japan; what to do in a falling stock market; how chess computers have developed over time; and some investing wisdom from Wall Street personal finance columnist, Jason Zweig.

July 31, 2019 2 Mins
mawers summer reads 2019

Mawer’s 2019 summer reads

Given the extent of voracious readers we have here at Mawer, pulling together a recommended reads post is no easy task!

July 3, 2019 3 Mins
Not boring finds for June 2019

(Not) boring finds for June 2019

This month we learned that broader lessons from history have more leverage; how the shifts over time in the intangible tech economy are impacting businesses and consumers; that AIs are getting more lifelike and creative; and that it’s important to...

June 26, 2019 1 Mins
Holiday Special Mawers Annual Poem EP77

Holiday Special: Mawer's Annual Poem | EP77

Our three hosts narrate Mawer's timely variation of "'Twas the week before Christmas"—an annual review of the year. Stay for the bloopers!

December 18, 2020 5 Mins
game on a deep dive into the gaming industry ep76

Game on: A deep-dive into the gaming industry | EP76

Front-of-mind investment learnings from equity analysts Justin Anderson and Joshua Samuel on the dynamic, evolving gaming universe.

December 9, 2020 48 Mins
Nuances to portfolio construction EP75

Nuances to portfolio construction | EP75

Mawer U. S. Equity Portfolio Manager, Grayson Witcher, takes us through how the team approaches portfolio construction.

November 25, 2020 33 Mins
Playing the plan Mawer Canadian equity portfolio EP74

Playing the plan: Mawer’s Canadian equity portfolio | EP74

A deep dive into three new holdings: Stella-Jones, Ritchie Bros. , and Granite REIT, and what we mean when we say “winning by not losing. ”

October 21, 2020 31 Mins
Quarterly update Q3 2020 EP73

Quarterly update | Q3 2020 | EP73

A review of the quarter: the ongoing impacts of COVID-19 on economic activity, continuing fiscal and monetary stimulus, and the run-up to the U. S. election.

October 12, 2020 17 Mins
Playing the plan Mawer Canadian bond portfolio EP72

Playing the plan: Mawer's Canadian bond portfolio | EP72

Crista Caughlin, lead portfolio manager of Mawer’s fixed income strategies, discusses potential impacts of increasing global debt in a low interest rate environment and the three economic scenarios top of mind for the bond team.

September 30, 2020 19 Mins

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